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Miller Chosen As Town Clerk/Tax Collector

January 15, 2017 – In a brief late afternoon emergency meeting the Peru Town Board appointed Dianne Miller as Town Clerk/Tax Collector effective immediately and through December 31, 2018. Miller replaces Kathleen Flynn who resigned the position effective January 12, 2018 in order to take a position as Manager of Apple Valley Senior Housing. The […]

Last Friday morning Rainbow Falls was about 80% frozen over. The ice must have broken loose that afternoon. Strange to see the water so high today (Monday) with the air temperature only 8 degrees and -8 last night. The ice level at the Carpenter’s Flat Bridge has risen dramatically.

“Pretty Much Anything to do With Electricity”

Todd Clowney (right) and Adam Rein comprise the staff at Clowney Electrical Service, #29 in our Peru Gazette photo series of people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Mason Clowney (front), Todd’s son and a Peru Elementary School 1st grader, is an electrician in training. Located at 621 Laphams Mills Rd., Clowney Electrical […]

Road Closure

State Route 9 is closed at the Carpenters Flats bridge between the Plains Road and Jabez Allen Road (Peru/ Keeseville) due to ice issues in the Ausable River.

Route 9N in Jay, NY Today

The Cannabis Catch-Up: Legal Vermont Pot No Longer a Pipe Dream

Source: The Cannabis Catch-Up: Legal Vermont Pot No Longer a Pipe Dream | Cannabis Catch-Up | Seven Days | Vermont’s Independent Voice

Resolutions Include Appointment of Jim Douglass as Deputy Supervisor

The Peru Town Board held its 2018 Organizational Meeting on January 2, 2018. Nine resolutions relating to the following items were approved: Salaries of Elected Officials, Appointees, Department Liaisons, Board Meeting Dates and Times, Contracts, Mileage Reimbursement Rate, Town Depository, Town Newspaper. Resolution #1 Resolution Establishing 2018 SALARY AND PAYMENT OF ELECTED OFFICIALS BE IT RESOLVED that 2018 salaries for Town of […]

Flood Warning For Small Streams

Issuing Office: Burlington Source: National.Weather.Service 10:42am EST, Fri Jan 12 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BURLINGTON HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR SMALL STREAMS FOR… AN ICE JAM ACCOMPANIED BY RAIN AND SNOWMELT IN… SOUTHWESTERN CLINTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN NEW YORK… SOUTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN NORTHERN NEW YORK… NORTHWESTERN ESSEX COUNTY IN NORTHERN NEW […]

New York State Police to deploy drones in north country

Source: Watertown Daily Times | New York State Police to deploy drones in north country

Future looks bright for locally-owned media – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Future looks bright for locally-owned media – Sun Community News & Printing

Flights from Plattsburgh to Washington coming soon | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Flights from Plattsburgh to Washington coming soon | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Cold weather takes a bite out of fuel supplies across the Northeast | NCPR News

Source: Cold weather takes a bite out of fuel supplies across the Northeast | NCPR News

When the winter is bitter cold, the North Country gets to work | NCPR News

Source: When the winter is bitter cold, the North Country gets to work | NCPR News

Freighter freed from ice; ships on their way out of Seaway | NCPR News

Source: Freighter freed from ice; ships on their way out of Seaway | NCPR News

The Northern Orchard Team

Back Row: Wayne Rabideau, Jim LaMont, Josh Irwin, Rick Hemingway, Sheila Ford, Cindi Mulbury, Al Mulbury, Butch Bell, Jesse Winch, Vinnie Mangieri, Jesse Mulbury. Middle Row: Sam Church, Yaovi Brown, John Hockenberger, Anna McKee, Charlene Ewald, Nichole Schultz, Julianne Hemingway, Deb Duval, Loretta LaPorte. Front Row: Melissa Rabideau, Christina Gallarza, Kayklem Spooner, Deb Bola, Terri […]

The Origin and Impact of the Adirondack Northway – – The Adirondack Almanack

Source: The Origin and Impact of the Adirondack Northway – – The Adirondack Almanack

GE to lay off 130 in Schenectady, Niskayuna – Times Union

Source: GE to lay off 130 in Schenectady, Niskayuna – Times Union

The North Country Mission of Hope has completed its move to Peru. Sister Debbie Blow outlines its latest news and needs. Happy New Year Everyone, I hope your celebrations and family gatherings over the past month were filled with lots of laughter, joy, hope, family and faith. Most of us are hunkered down, either due […]

Fallen trooper, Colonie native a ‘dedicated family man’ – Times Union

Source: Fallen trooper, Colonie native a ‘dedicated family man’ – Times Union

Media Note: New WPTZ Television Studio Proposed in Williston | Off Message

Source: Media Note: New WPTZ Television Studio Proposed in Williston | Off Message

Macy’s to close Burlington location

Source: Macy’s to close Burlington location

Plattsburgh, Rutland Kmart stores slated to close

Source: Plattsburgh, Rutland Kmart stores slated to close

End of Year Town Business

The Peru Town Board held a brief meeting on Monday, December 29, 2017. Highlights included: Several end of year fund transfers. Acceptance of the resignation of longtime Zoning Board Member/Chairman Robin Bashaw. Appointment of Sean Lukas to the Zoning Board. Tabling of a financial software contract with Logics Solutions LLC. Approval of purchasing a new […]

Cuomo rolls out State of the State agenda; North Country reacts – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Cuomo rolls out State of the State agenda; North Country reacts – Sun Community News & Printing

McBrayer Withdraws From Consideration For One-Year Appointment

As my term of town councilor in Peru ends, I would like to leave with some parting words. First, and foremost, congratulations need to be given to the new town supervisor, Brandy McDonald, who has my confidence in being able to lead our town; our newly elected town councilor, Mel Irwin, whom I would like […]

McBrayer Appointment Tabled

Peru – Public comments and potentially controversial agenda items are not normal town board organizational meeting agenda items. The Peru Town Board’s January 2, 2018 Organizational Meeting was different. Click here to view all the meeting.  The published agenda included a resolution to fill the vacant town board seat created when Brandy McDonald became town […]

Highlights of the December 26, 2017 Peru Town Board Meeting

The meeting was chaired by Deputy Supervisor Donald McBrayer. Supervisor Peter Glushko and Counselor Jim Douglass were excused. The Board approved a labor contract with the Highway Department employees. Contract negotiations with the CSEA were protracted and difficult. A fact-finder helped reach the agreement. Jackie Kelleher of the law firm Stafford, Pillar and Murnane represented […]

An Address to the Good People of Peru

It has been my honor to work at the Peru Town hall for 11 years with 7 of those years as your Assessor. In that time I have reveled in your triumphs and shared in your losses. Peru has many great events that contribute to its sense of community like Applefest, John P Adams Turkey […]

Watertown Daily Times | New record low temperature set for Watertown; cold weather expected to remain for at least a week

Source: Watertown Daily Times | New record low temperature set for Watertown; cold weather expected to remain for at least a week

Flynn to Serve Peru in a New Capacity

By John T. Ryan Peru – Sixteen-year Town Clerk/Tax Collector Kathy Flynn has accepted the position of manager of Apple Valley Senior Housing. The Peru Town Board accepted Flynn’s resignation at its December 26th meeting. Flynn will continue to serve the town until January 12th. Flynn said her decision wasn’t easy, especially after having been […]

You Can Prepay Your 2018 Land Taxes

The Town of Peru will be accepting prepayments for 2018 land tax, beginning on Friday December 29th at 9:00 AM- Noon, at the Peru Town Hall.   The amount due will also be available online Thursday, December 28th in the afternoon at http://egov.basgov.com/peru/   A USPS postmarked envelope in 2017, will be accepted, credited and […]

Two arrested in connection with Peru, Plattsburgh robberies

Source: Two arrested in connection with Peru, Plattsburgh robberies

Police: 2 robberies connected | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Police: 2 robberies connected | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Agenda – Peru Town Board Meeting of December 26, 2017

Call Meeting To Order at 7 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the December 11, 2017 Regular Board Meeting and the November 15, 2017 Special meeting.. Community Input DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Approve Purchase of New Water/Sewer Vehicle. DISCUSSION: Sullivan Park Grant Update. DISCUSSION: Planning Grant Award. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Approve Logics Contract. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Fund […]

A good problem for Watertown – how to spend a $10 million revitalization grant | NCPR News

Source: A good problem for Watertown – how to spend a $10 million revitalization grant | NCPR News

Many Memories to Share

Seated – Sr. Investigator Clement J. {Clem} Jackson. Standing left to right. Sr. Investigator Lawrence H. {Larry} Manor, BCI Lieut. Roy A. Garrant, Major John H. {Jack} Lawliss. Anyone familiar with Northern New York law enforcement has to be familiar with these men. Between them, they have a combined 117 years of service with the […]

Scandal erupts over Plattsburgh mayor’s comments caught on video | NCPR News

Source: Scandal erupts over Plattsburgh mayor’s comments caught on video | NCPR News

Saranac, Peru, Champlain net over $967K in state grants – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Saranac, Peru, Champlain net over $967K in state grants – Sun Community News & Printing

Rep. Elise Stefanik voting no on GOP tax bill

Source: Rep. Elise Stefanik voting no on GOP tax bill

Cuomo OKs Buy American law; Canada irked – Times Union

Source: Cuomo OKs Buy American law; Canada irked – Times Union

An Emotional Return to Peru, NY

By John T. Ryan Peru – When the Peru High School Class of 1962 celebrated its 55th Class Reunion in October 2017 it was easy to determine the classmate who had traveled the longest distance. Coriolano Brito accompanied by his wife Merilda traveled approximately 5,000 miles from Brazil. Coriolano, or “Cory” as he was known […]

Over $64 million in REDC Funding Awarded to North Country Projects

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that the North Country will receive $64.9 million through awards provided by the North Country Regional Economic Development Council (REDC). “This state funding will help us continue moving forward as a region by strengthening our burgeoning tourism industry and improving our infrastructure,” said Jones. “The North Country will be able […]

Your Vote is Important

A side-note to our story yesterday on Peru’s low voter turnout in the November 2017 election. In Beekmantown a new town supervisor was elected by one vote. As in Peru, only 35% of Beekmantown’s registered voters cast ballots. One additional voter could have had a significant influence on the outcome.

Glushko Honored for Longtime Service to the People of Peru

December 11, 2017 – Town Supervisor Peter Glushko, who did not seek reelection, chaired his last town board meeting tonight. On behalf of the board Deputy Town Supervisor Donald McBrayer recalled Glushko’s successes 20 years serving the town, the first 12 years as a counselor then 8 years as town supervisor. Glushko was elected to […]

Only 35% of Peru’s Registered Voters Exercised Their Right to Vote

By John T. Ryan Peru – Compared to the 2015 off-year election, Peru voters turned out in larger, but still disappointing numbers in 2017. Only 35% of Peru’s 4,552 registered voters cast ballots. Of the two major parties, 41% of Peru’s 1,711 registered Republicans cast ballots while 36% of the 1,394 registered Democrats voted. The […]

Playing a Vital Role in the Apple Industry

By John T. Ryan The Forrence Orchards packing and distribution staff is #26 in our Peru Gazette series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. These are the people who inspect, pack, sell and ship approximately 500,000 bushels of Forrence’s beautiful apples each year. At 40 pounds a bushel, that’s 20 million […]

DEC Announces Plans For ‘Gateway To The Adirondacks’ Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian And Day Use Area

Public Information Meetings Planned for Dec. 11; Adirondack Park Agency Deems Permit Application Complete New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the release of plans for the Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian, and Day Use Area, a new, accessible, public campground proposed at the site of the former Frontier Town […]

Gov. Cuomo vetoes 20-year retirement option for sheriffs, corrections | News, Sports, Jobs – Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Source: Gov. Cuomo vetoes 20-year retirement option for sheriffs, corrections | News, Sports, Jobs – Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Republic Steel mines in Mineville in the 1940s |

Amazing Photos Source: Republic Steel mines in Mineville in the 1940s |

Stefanik votes in favor of concealed-carry reciprocity – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Stefanik votes in favor of concealed-carry reciprocity – Sun Community News & Printing

After reshaping the US (and Upstate NY) General Electric is in crisis | NCPR News

Source: After reshaping the US (and Upstate NY) General Electric is in crisis | NCPR News

Down-Home Food and Service at its Best

Here’s the very friendly Green Acres staff L-R Paul Drake, Danyel Lawrence, Donna Rowley & Cathy Gray The Green Acres Restaurant staff is #25 in our Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Green Acres is famous for its down-home cooking, daily specials, hearty breakfasts and lunches. It’s […]

Plattsburgh detective credited with breaking case of missing Florida teen found with soccer coach

Source: Plattsburgh detective credited with breaking case of missing Florida teen found with soccer coach

New “Mobile Crisis Team” helps people through mental health emergencies | NCPR News

Source: New “Mobile Crisis Team” helps people through mental health emergencies | NCPR News

Plattsburgh hospital remains in lockdown; employees are still to come in for shifts | News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Plattsburgh hospital remains in lockdown; employees are still to come in for shifts | News | pressrepublican.com

Your Donation Will be Doubled

By John T. Ryan Peru – Residents, businesses and organizations have been given the opportunity to participate in upgrading the Sullivan Park ice rink into a dual use ice rink – basketball court venue. The Peru Town Board accepted a challenge from the New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program to raise matching funds for the […]

Amish death reminder of buggy hazards on North Country roads | NCPR News

Source: Amish death reminder of buggy hazards on North Country roads | NCPR News

Massena to lose grocery, department stores in 2018 | NCPR News

Source: Massena to lose grocery, department stores in 2018 | NCPR News

Federal tax-code changes could force New York to adopt lean spending plan | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Federal tax-code changes could force New York to adopt lean spending plan | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Local family shattered by immigration crackdown – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Local family shattered by immigration crackdown – Sun Community News & Printing

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